Cahill raring to go

Toffees playmaker welcomes international break

Cahill: Feeling fresh

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Everton ace Tim Cahill is ready to tear into Fulham this weekend after enjoying a well-earned rest.

The Australian international was spared an arduous trek to South Korea this week for his country's friendly date in the Far East.

The goalscoring midfielder has instead been focusing his attention on Sunday's trip to Craven Cottage and admits he was welcomed the opportunity to relax back on Merseyside.

"The international break has been good," Cahill told evertonTV.

"I've been lucky enough to stay back and just rest and prepare for the Fulham game. It was only a friendly against Korea, but it's not often that I get this chance."

Cahill will be hoping to be awarded a starting role by David Moyes on Sunday and he could be joined in the fold by Victor Anichebe.

The Nigerian striker has been sidelined since February with a knee ligament injury, but he has now resumed full training and is pushing for a first-team recall.


Meanwhile, Everton chief executive Robert Elstone has lifted the lid on the club's summer transfer activity.

He has revealed that more than £30million was invested in new talent during the recent window, with the entire fee taken from Manchester City for Joleon Lescott pumped back into the side.

"We invested considerably more than the Joleon money," Elstone told the club's official website.

"It was the Lescott money plus around £8million. We were also hoping, right up until the 5pm deadline, to add another player on loan.

"We recognise that we have to continue to support David Moyes because absolutely everything we are about is progressing up the league table.

"We squeeze things as hard as we possibly can - and then we go back and do it again. There is no doubt in my mind that we do that and we do it aggressively as we can."